Superintendent’s Memo #179-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

July 27, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Public Comment Period for Digital Content, Online Learning, and Support Services

The 2012 Virginia General Assembly appropriated funds for the development of statewide digital content, online learning, and related support services through contracts with the Virginia Department of Education. As part of this development, the Department of Education is seeking input from division superintendents or their designated representatives to assess school divisions' needs for digital content, online learning, teacher training, and support services that advance technology integration into the K-12 classroom as well as for additional educational resources that may be made available to school divisions throughout the Commonwealth. The Department will be receiving comments until August 10, 2012, through a dedicated page on the Department’s Web site at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/technology/technology_initiatives/digital_online_contracts/index.shtml.

An announcement will be made when the procurement for the statewide digital content, online learning, and related support services has begun.
If you have questions, please contact Mark Saunders, educational technology specialist, by e-mail at mark.saunders@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-0307.

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